Pre-disease pregnancy complications and systemic sclerosis: pathogenic or pre-clinical?

Author: E. Chakravarty
Date Published: February-2012
Source: Arthritis Research & Therapy

The fetal microchimerism theory for the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) has compelling biologic support, including the female predominance of the disease, the mean age of onset after childbearing years, similarities between diffuse cutaneous SSc and graft-versus-host disease,...